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  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

FOUR TILES. Glazed earthenware: pinks and other flowers and buds and leaves in dark blue, turquoise blue, red and green on white ground. From Cairo. Rhodian. 10 in. sq. Bought (St. Maurice Collⁿ), 1l. 10 s.


17th century (made)


Unknown (made)


Length: 10 in, Width: 10 in

Object history note

Bought from the collection of Gaston de Saint-Maurice (1831-1905) in 1884. Saint-Maurice displayed his extensive art collection at the 1878 Paris exhibition, in a gallery entitled L'Egypte des Khalifes. This was part of an official sequence of displays celebrating the history of Egypt, presented by the Egyptian state at this international event. Saint-Maurice held a position at the Khedival court, and had lived in Cairo in 1868-1878. Following the exhibition, Saint-Maurice offered his collection for sale to the South Kensington Museum (today the V&A).

Descriptive line

Glazed earthenware tiles, decorated with flowers, buds and leaves in blue, turquoise, red and green, with a white background.


Earthenware; Glaze


Ceramics Collection

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